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Industrial Hygienist - South

Date Posted:  May 14, 2022
Requisition ID:  338183

Bloomington, IN, US, 47401


Work for Indiana

 Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL): 

 The goal of the Indiana Department of Labor is to ensure that by working in Indiana, you have a safe and healthy place to work and that you can go home each night to your family. You have our commitment that as an agency, we are focused on making Indiana safer and more productive, and we are engaged with the business community as well as Indiana’s labor force.



 This position traditionally starts at $42,328 per year for an entry-level candidate, after a minimum of 6 months to a max of 1 year and successful completion of training, the salary will be increased to $45,916 per year. The starting salary may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

The Industrial Hygienist serves as an environmental health specialist and works independently within the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) to achieve compliance with, and enforcement of, state and federal laws, regulations, and standards in occupational health and safety program areas.  

This position works remotely and travels to surrounding counties.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Inspects and investigates formal and non-formal complaints, referrals, threats of imminent danger, fatalities, and catastrophes of complex industrial facilities to determine occupational environments hazardous to employee health and to ensure compliance with IOSHA regulations.
  • Collects data and prepares technical reports for administrative and/or regulatory action, and may testify at informal hearings and before the Board of Safety Review when necessary.
  • Collects samples and otherwise evaluates employee exposures to health hazards in the workplace including noise particulate, fumes, mists, vapors, and gases.
  • Measures various occupational health hazards such as dust, heat, noise, etc. and determines the degree of employee exposure.
  • Collects samples of dust, fumes, mists, vapors, and gases for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Consults with, and advises company owners and/or management as to the inspection process and to gather relevant safety programs and/or training materials and information.
  • Creates detailed, accurate, and timely reports for the supervisor for administrative and regulatory action.
  • Interviews employees as appropriate to gather job-specific information and cautions them on safety hazards.
  • Refers to non-industrial-related hazards or issues to other agency divisions as appropriate.
  • Conducts closing conferences with company owners and/or management to provide them with a summary of inspection findings, discuss abatement, etc.
  • Consults with federal, state, and local environmental and health agencies and the general public in enforcement activities and for educational purposes.


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need For Success:

  • Specialized knowledge of common occupational health hazards, industrial toxic materials, and their safe and adequate handling technique.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and the ability to apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding occupational health standards.
  • Considerable knowledge of the sciences including biology, safety, engineering, chemistry, toxicology, and physiology.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree plus related work experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of training techniques relating to occupational health and safety subject matters.
  • Ability to interpret and apply IOSHA regulations, consensus standards, and various practices and precedents falling within the jurisdiction of IOSHA.
  • Ability to conduct inspections, and further investigations and prepare administrative reports for use as a basis for recommendations for further action.
  • Ability to conduct surveys, inspections, and investigations and to prepare reports for use as the basis for the recommendation for action.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective cooperative work relationships and to manage difficult situations with utmost professionalism.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana